Perennials: List

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Sortable table, click on header you wish to select flowering perennials by
Scientific Name Common Name Native Soil Moisture
1=Dry
2=Med
3=Wet
Partial shade tolerance Drought Tolerance
1=Low
2=Med
3=High
Salt Tolerance
1=Low
2=Med
3=High
Pollution tolerance Compaction tolerance Flower colour STEPSustainable Technologies Evaluation Program star! Illustration
Achillea millefolium ssp. Lanulosa Common Yarrow Y 2 2-3 2 Y Y O Yarrow Guttman.jpg
Agastache foeniculum Giant Hyssop Y 2-3 Y 2-3 3 Y 3 Hyssop Stanton.jpg
Alisma plantago-aquatica American Water-plantain Y 3 1 2 O Plantain boromir.jpeg
Allium schoenoprasum var. sibiricum Wild Chives Y 2 2 1 1 Allium John.jpeg
Amsonia hubrichtii Arkansas Blustar flower 1-2 Y 2 1 3 Amsonia hubrichtii hybrid (18347041609).jpg
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar 2 Y 2 1 3 Amsonia tabernaemontana.jpeg
Anaphalis margaritacea Pearly Everlasting Y 2-3 3 3 Y O Anaphalis margaritacea je9h.jpg
Anemone canadensis Canada Anemone Y 2 Y 1-2 2 O Anemone canadensis.jpeg
Antennaria spp. Pussytoes Y 1-2 3 2 1 Antennaria parvifolia.jpeg
Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine Y 2 Y 2 2 Y 1 Aquilegia canadensis.jpeg
Armeria maritima 'Dusseldorf Pride' Dusseldorf Pride Sea Thrift 1-2 3 3 1 Armeria maritima Filali.jpeg
Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound Artemesia 1-2 Y 2-3 3 O Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound 0zz.jpg
Aruncus dioicus Bride's Feathers 2-3 Y 1-2 2 O Aruncus dioicus a1.jpg
Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata Swamp milkweed Y 3 2 2 1 Asclepias incarnata.jpeg
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Y 1-2 2-3 2-3 2 Asclepias tuberosa.jpg
Baptisia alba Rattlebox, White Wild Indigo 1 Y 3 3 O Baptisia alba.jpg
Baptisia australis Blue Wild Indigo 1 3 3 3 Baptisia australis.jpg
Bidens cernua Nodding Beggar-ticks Y 3 Y 1 2 Y 2 Bidens cernua sl5.jpg
Bidens frondosa Devil's Beggar-ticks Y 2 Y 1-2 2 Y 2 Bidens frondosa.jpg
Boltonia asteroides Boltonia, False Aster 2 2 2 O Boltonia asteroides.jpg
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold Y 2-3 Y 1 1 2 Caltha palustris.jpg
Cerastium arvense ssp. strictum Field Chickweed Y 1 Y 2 2 O Stellaria holostea 1.jpg
Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Y 2-3 1 1 O File:Chelone glabra.jpg
Chelone lyonii Pink Turtlehead e.g. cultivarA cultivated variety of a plant created by horticultural practice, often closed in large numbers from a similar individual. Cultivar names typically appear after the scientific name of a species, e.g. Prunus virginiana ‘Shubert’. 'Hot Lips' Y 2 Y 1 1 1 Chelone lyonii.jpg
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaved Coreopsis Y 1-2 Y 3 3 2 Coreopsis lanceolata.jpg
Coreopsis rosea Pink-flowered Tickseed 2 2 2 1 Coreopsis rosea.jpg
Desmodium canadense Showy Tick-trefoil Y 1-2 1-2 3 Y 1 Desmodium canadense.jpg
Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata (Aster umbellatus) Flat-top White Aster Y 2-3 1 2-3 O Doellingeria umbellata.jpg
Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower 1-2 2 2 1 Echinacea purpurea.jpg
Epilobium coloratum Purple-leaf Willow-herb Y 3 2 2 Y Y 1 Epilobium coloratum.jpg
Erigeron pulchellus Robin's Plantain Fleabane Y 1-2 3 2 1 Erigeron pulchellus.jpg
Eupatorium maculatum ssp. maculatum Spotted Joe-pye Weed Y 3 2 2 Y 1 Eupatorium maculatum.jpg
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Boneset Y 2-3 Y 2 1 Y O File:Eupatorium perfoliatum.jpg
Euthamia graminifolia Flat-top Goldentop Y 2 Y 2-3 2 Y Y 2 Euthamia graminifolia.jpg
Fragaria virginiana ssp. virginiana Common Strawberry Y 1-2 Y 2 2 Y Y O Fragaria virginiana.jpg
Gaillardia aristata Great Blanket-flower 2 2-3 1-2 Y 2 Gaillardia aristata.jpg
Geranium maculatum Wild Crane's-bill / Wild Geranium Y 1-2 Y 2 1 3 Geranium maculatum.jpg
Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke Y 1-2 3 2 1 Geum triflorum.jpg
Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower Y 1-2 Y 2 3 Y 2 File:Helianthus divaricatus.jpg
Helianthus strumosus Pale-leaf Sunflower Y 1-2 Y 2-3 2-3 2 Helianthus strumosus.jpg
Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem Artichoke Y 1 Y 2 3 Y Y 2 Helianthus tuberosus.jpg
Heliopsis helianthoides Oxeye Sunflower Y 2 2-3  ? 2 Heliopsis helianthoides.jpg
Hosta ssp. Hosta (various) 1-3 Y 1-2 2 3 Hosta fluctuans ÖBG 09-07-16 01.jpg
Hydrophyllum virginianum John's Cabbage / Virginia Waterleaf Y 2 Y 2 2 3 Hydrophyllum virginianum.jpg
Impatiens capensis Spotted Touch-me-not Y 2 Y 1-2 1 2 Impatiens capensis.jpg
Iris versicolor Blue Flag Iris Y 3 1 2 3 Iris versicolor.jpg
Lespedeza capitata Round-head Bush-clover Y 1-2 Y 2-3 3 Y O File:Lespedeza capitata.jpg
Leucanthemum superbum Shasta Daisy 1-2 3 2 2 File:Leucanthemum superbum.jpg
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Y 2-3 Y 1 1 3 Helianthus strumosus.jpg
Lysimachia ciliata Fringed Loosestrife Y 2 Y 2 1-2 2 Lobelia siphilitica.jpg
Matteucia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica Ostrich Fern Y 2-3 Y, preferred 2 1-2 O File:Matteucia struthiopteris.jpg
Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot Bee-balm Y 1-3 2-3 2-3 Y Y 1 Monarda fistulosa.jpg
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern Y 2-3 Y, perferred 1-2 1-2 O Onoclea sensibilis.jpg
Opuntia fragilis Spreading Prickly-Pear Y 1 Y 3 3 2 Opuntia fragilis.jpg
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Y 2-3 Y, preferred 1-2 1 O File:Osmunda cinnamomea.jpg
Packera paupercula Balsam Ragweed Y 1-2 3 2 2 Packera paupercula.jpg
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue Y 1-2 2-3 2-3 Y O Penstemon digitalis.jpg
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy beardtongue Y 1-2 Y 3  ? 3 File:Penstemon hirsutus.jpg
Podophyllum peltatum May Apple Y 2 Y 1  ? O Podophyllum peltatum.jpg
Potentilla anserina Silverweed Y 3 3 2 Y Y 2 File:Potentilla anserina.jpg
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Y 1-2 3  ? 2 File:Rudbeckia fulgida.jpg
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan Y 1-3 2-3 3 2 Rudbeckia hirta.jpg
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-Headed Coneflower, Cut-leaf Coneflower Y 2-3 Y 2 2 Y Y 2 Rudbeckia laciniata.jpg
Salvia spp. Sage (various) Y 1-2 3 2 Y 3 File:Common sage20040605.jpg
Sedum album White Stonecrop 1-2 3 2 Y O Sedum album.jpg
Sedum hybridum Hybrid Stonecrop 1-2 3 2 Y 2 File:Sedum hybridum.jpg
Sedum reflexum Jenny's Stonecrop 1-2 3 2 Y 2 File:Sedum reflexum.jpg
Sedum sexangulare Tasteless Stonecrop 1-2 Y 3 2 Y 2 Sedum sexangulare.jpg
Sedum spurium Dragon's Blood Sedum 1-2 3 2 Y 1 Sedum spurium.jpg
Sisyrinchium montanum Strict Blue-eyed-grass Y 2-3 2 2 3 File:Sisyrinchium montanum.jpg
Solidago altissima var. altissima Tall Goldenrod Y 2-3 Y 2 2 Y Y 2 Addisonia (PLATE 075) (8577495976).jpg
Solidago canadensis var. canadensis Canada Goldenrod Y 2-3 Y 2 2 Y Y 2 Solidago canadensis.jpg
Solidago flexicaulis Zig-zag Goldenrod Y 2 Y 2 2-3 Y 2 Solidago flexicaulis.jpg
Solidago nemoralis ssp. nemoralis Grey Goldenrod Y 1 Y 2 3 Y Y 2 Solidago nemoralis.jpg
Solidago patula Roundleaf Goldenrod Y 2 1 1 2 File:Solidago patula.jpg
Solidago ptarmicoides (Oligoneuron album) Prairie Goldenrod Y 1-2 3 2 Y 2 Solidago ptarmicoides 5474302.jpg
Solidago rugosa ssp. rugosa Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod Y 2 1-2 2 Y 2 Solidago rugosa.jpg
Stachys byzantina Lambs' Ears 1-2 2-3 2 3 Stachys byzantina.jpg
Symphyotrichum cordifolium Heart-leaved Aster Y 1 Y 2-3 2-3 Y 1 Addisonia (PLATE 080) (8577498086).jpg
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides White Heath Aster Y 1-2 2 2-3 Y Y O File:Symphyotrichum ericoides.jpg
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum Panicled Aster Y 2 Y 2 2-3 Y Y O File:Symphyotrichum lanceolatum.jpg
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster Y 2 Y 2 2-3 Y Y 3 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae.jpg
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense Sky-blue Aster Y 1 Y 2-3 2 Y 3 Symphyotrichum oolentangiense.jpg
Symphyotrichum puniceum Swamp Aster Y 2-3 1-2 2-3 3 Symphyotrichum puniceum.jpg
Thalictrum pubescens Tall Meadow-Rue Y 2-3 Y 2 2 O File:Thalictrum pubescens.jpg
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens Marsh Fern Y 2-3 Y, preferred 1 1-2 O Thelypteris palustris.jpg
Thymus serpyllum Mother-of-Thyme 1-2 3 2-3 Y 1 File:Thymus serpyllum.jpg
Tradescantia virginiana Virginia Spiderwort 2 Y 1 1 3 File:Tradescantia virginiana.jpg
Trichostema brachiatum (Isanthus brachiatus) False Pennyroyal Y 1 3 2 3 File:Trichostema brachiatum.jpg
Verbena hastata Blue Vervain Y 2-3 1-2 2-3 Y Y 3 Verbena hastata.jpg
Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain Y 1-2 2-3 2 Y 3 File:Verbena stricta.jpg
Verbena urticifolia White Vervain Y 2 Y 3 2 Y O File:Verbena urticifolia.jpg
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's root Y 2 3 2 O Veronicastrum virginicum.jpg
Waldsteinia fragarioides Barren Strawberry Y 1-2 Y 2 2-3 O File:Waldsteinia fragarioides.jpg
Yucca filamentosa Narrow-Leaved Yucca 1-2 2-3 2 O Yucca filamentosa.jpg
Zizia aurea Common Alexanders Y 2 Y 2 2 Y 2 File:Zizia aurea.jpg

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